Yes, it was a case of ‘Go Big or Go Home’…
People seem to love the BeePod, the BeeBar and my other bee-feeding units. They’ve been shipped to the US, UK, Australia, Russia, Singapore, and so many other places, so there’s obviously a lot of you lovely people out there who like to take care of our buzzy little friends! In continuing to collaborate with Joanna of We Love Our Bees! in Florida I realised that a much bigger unit was needed for people who have a LOT of bees to take care of. It was time, it seemed, for The BeePort.
This latest addition to my Wildlife-Care range combines all the others in one way or another. There’s a pool in the base which can be filled with water, so the bees can drink (while standing on the little islands so they don’t get their wings wet). There’s the little cups for nectar, honey, sugar-water, so honeybees can stop to fill up on that sweet, sweet sugar-hit, and if you’re catering for Orchid Bees the little cups can also contain clove oil; I’ve printed the inner helix in PLA, so it’ll be safe to use with clove-oil. The whole thing can be hung from a special detachable locking hanger unit, or it can be sited on a table with its own special mounting collar. The whole thing is put together with a locking-collar at its equator, holding the two tough hull sections together while still having large, airy holes to let the bees fly in! Hence why I called it The BeePort; it’s like an international airport… for bees!
Your BeePort will be delivered with all the components ready for use, but none of it will be glued together; this will make it able to be fully disassembled for cleaning. If you’d prefer that I DO glue it together please send me a message to let me know. It can also be printed in different colours if you like! Originally the inner cup-helix was going to be white or blue, but experimentation seems to show that bees are more attracted to yellow.
Order yours and open your very own bee-airport today!
Diameter (widest point, across Locking Collar): 165.5mm
Height (with Hanger Unit attached): 208mm
Height (without Hanger Unit): 168mm